Let’s prepare the report template for customization.
On the Project Designer toolbar, press Develop to open the project in Visual Studio.
In the Solution Explorer, double-click on ~\Reports\OrderDetails_report1.rdlc file.
The default report template includes all the fields present in the view.
Let’s start over with a clean slate. Press Ctrl+A keyboard shortcut to select all elements in the report. Right-click and press Delete.
The report implementation strategy requires either filtering or grouping of data.
|Strategy ||Description |
|Simple Filtered Report ||This template requires data filtering for accurate presentation of data. It is easier to implement. |
|Report with Multi-Level Grouping ||This template groups order details first by CustomerID, and then by OrderID. The data does not have to be pre-filtered for accurate presentation. The report customization is more complex. |